Be a part of the largest Day of Service event in Philadelphia! This year's theme is Dreaming of a World without Gun Violence. Join us on Monday, January 21 from 8 a.m. to Noon at Girard College, 2101 South College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121. All students, family and friends are encouraged to attend and give back to the community.
8 a.m. — Registration, MLK Day t-shirt distribution and breakfast 9 a.m. — Official Opening Ceremony 9:30 a.m.-Noon — Service Projects Noon-12:15 p.m. — Lunch and Reflections
Community College of Philadelphia Faculty, Staff and Students, please register online. (Please note you will need to be logged in to MyCCP to register.)
Following are the College's student-led projects:
Project #1: Letters to self, “ If I’m confronted with violence, how will I use peace?”
Project #2: “You Are Not Alone." Create a decorative personalized note to be added to more than 150 stuffed animals that the Student Ambassadors have collected. The stuffed animals are for the children placed in after hour emergency shelters. We encourage your additional donations of new and very gently used stuffed animals.
Project #3 : Make your own MLK Day t-shirt. Pick a Quote from Dr. King and create a t-shirt.
Project #4: Create a mini mural and children’s crafts.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | Pavilion Building, Klein Cube
Wes Matthews is a Detroit-born, Philadelphia-based poet and essayist. He is a two-time Brave New Voices competitor, a 2016 TEDx speaker and winner of the 2018 Philly Slam League All-Star Poetry Slam. His work has been published in several publications, including the Detroit Free Press, Eunoia Review and Dreginald Magazine. In his role as the 2018–19 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate, he will promote poetry as a means of storytelling and social change through community events and visits to Philadelphia schools and libraries across the city.
Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018–19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC in 2019 and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis. They are also the author of six chapbooks and four other full-length poetry books. Their fourth book, lo terciario/the tertiary, was on the 2018 National Book Award Longlist, and was selected by Remezcla, Entropy, Literary Hub, mitú, Book Riot and Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of 2018. From 2016–2018, they were co-editor of The Wanderer and co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets. They have received fellowships and residencies from the Sundance Institute, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, the Arizona Poetry Center and CantoMundo. They love and live for Puerto Rico, Philadelphia and a world free of white supremacy.
Sponsored by the Community College of Philadelphia Diversity Council, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia's Poet Laureate program, managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia
Join us for Film Screenings, Discussions and Workshops at the CUFF 2019 Film Festival
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium
8–9:30 a.m. Screening and discussion: “The Hate U Give”
9:40–11:10 a.m. Thomas Daniel Dwyer, executive producer of “When You Ask Me How I Feel,” a documentary about musician Frank Bey, discusses the process of bringing his project to life
11:20 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Filmmaker Jade Bryan discusses her craft and navigating the industry as a Deaf woman of color
1–2:30 p.m. Documentary Filmmaking: Storytelling History panel discussion, led by Dr. Ardencie Hall-Karambe, associate professor of English at the College and Louis Massiah, executive director of Scribe Video Center
2:40–4:10 p.m. Benjamin Leonard, Best Boy at Moviejawn, discusses his work with students and screens sample clips
4:20–5:50 p.m. Screening of noteworthy competitors in film festival
6–7:30 p.m. Alan Kobernick, director of Multimedia Services and producer of CCPTV, discusses the creation of the College’s groundbreaking science fiction series, “Strange College”
7:30–9:30 p.m. Screening of finalists in film festival and announcement of winners
Friday, February 8 | Pavilion Building, Klein Cube
1:50–2:50 p.m. Christina Faith, creator of the hit web series “Single and Anxious,” leads the workshop Pure Grind: Making Films with No Budget